Arson Fire Under Investigation In Washington County

Fire At Barn On Bovey La.  (Photo from Md. State Fire Marshal’s Office)

Flames damaged a vacant wood frame barn.

Hagerstown, Md. (KM) – The Maryland State Fire Marshal says the cause of a structure fire in Washington County last Saturday afternoon was arson.

Officials say at around 3:46 PM, fire fighters were dispatched to Bovey Lane in the Hagerstown area for a 40-foot by 50-foot vacant wood frame barn on fire. A total of 30 fire fighters  spent five minutes bringing the flames under control. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated $5,000.

Investigators say the fire originated in the main level of the barn and was discovered by a nearby resident.

Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office. at 301-766-3888.

By Kevin McManus